Friday, August 1, 2008

Anitbiotics x 2

Currently I am taking Ciprofloxacin HCL aka Cipro as well as Metronidazole aka Flagyl. Both of these antibiotics make me feel either nauseas or dizzy or give me a headache or leave me feeling dehydrated. Naturally I am drinking a great deal of water throughout the day as well as only taking them after a meal in order to avoid these side effects as much as possible.

If you have taken either of these drugs and experienced similar side effects and found a way to reduce or counter them, please share that information with me. Just post a note here on the blog. Thanks.


  1. Hey Bert,
    I combined Flagyl with Pepcid AC and that helped me quite a bit. Hope that helps,

  2. Ask your doctor for a prescription for tetrahydrocannabinol. I here that it does wonders for nausea.

  3. I know that with Cipro the instructions are very clear about not taking any antacids or dairy within two hours before and 6 hours after so it is hard to counteract the symptoms. I try to eat a piece of toast or crackers with it. I took phenergan once and it worked well for the nausea, and I have a friend who takes Zofran.... maybe ask your doctor if it gets real bad? Good luck to you!